Boxing Day Hunt road closures

Has the event organiser completed an events application pack?

Yes; we should clarify that the only application Devon County Council received with regard to a hunt on Boxing Day 2018 was from the Modbury Harriers.

Has a competent person completed a risk assessment?

The organiser has signed a declaration on the application form confirming that a full risk assessment has been carried out.

Has the event organiser obtained legal permission to close any roads?


Does the event organiser have a street collection licence? 

Devon County Council do not hold this information.  Any licence would be obtained from a district, city or unitary council and we would recommend that you contact them for this information, depending on the geographical location that you are interested in.   Contact details can be found on our website at:

Is the event organiser using council equipment to close the roads? 

Applicants make their own arrangements to provide the necessary signing

If so, do they have the correct permission and who is paying for the equipment hire?

Please refer to our answer above.

Who is cleaning up after the event, and who is paying for the clean up?

It is the applicant’s responsibility to leave the highway in the condition it was in prior to the closure

If the hunt has a exemption to the usual requirements for holding public events, please would you let me know exactly
where the exemption is specified. 

No exemptions are provided and the event must be in compliance with  The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002.